Lipozene diet pills are natural, over-the-counter fat burning and appetite suppressing supplements. Lipozene is made of a soluble fiber called glucomannan. The mechanism behind it has to do with the glucomannan fibers expanding in your stomach and taking away the hungry feeling.
But does this supplement really work? Is it recommended by nutritional experts? And how about side effects? This short review will point out some important aspects of Lipozene diet pills.
Lipozene is not cheap
Even if you would not take the maximum dosage of Lipozene determined to be safe by the manufacturer, which comes down to 6 capsules a day, a bottle of Lipozene would only provide two weeks supply. A container costs about $30, so one month supply will cost you at least $60. But it it works and proofs to be safe that wouldn’t be the biggest problem.
Does Lipozene work?
According to experts such as professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Toronto, Vladimir Vuksan, consuming glucomannan in quantities of 20 to 30 grams each day, “your gut would explode”. Lipozene is delivered in doses of 1500 milligrams. Vuksan also noted that the 20 to 30 grams per day regimen, which is also responsible for severe diarrhea and gastrointestinal distress, was the best approximation for how much glucomannan would be necessary to achieve substantial weight loss.
In 2008, a representative of the company that produces lipozene admitted that “the product isn’t effective for everyone desiring loss in weight”. The company is The Obesity Research Council LLC.
Lipozene Side Effects
Taking this pill in combination with lots of water is required. The supplier recommends to take an 8 ounce (237 milliliter) glass of water prior to each meal with lipozen. This is crucial because the water makes the fibers expand in the stomach.
Lipozene is reported to cause nausea and constipation due to the swelling of the supplement after it is consumed. However the majority of side effects can be compared with the feeling you’ve got when you’ve eaten to much high fiber foods such as gas, bloating and diarrhea.
Wikipedia states on glucomannnan:
Products containing glucomannan, marketed under a variety of brand names, are also sold as nutritional supplements for constipation, obesity, high cholesterol, acne vulgaris and type 2 diabetes. Though there is some clinical support for potential health benefits, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved any product containing glucomannan for the treatment of these medical conditions.
And Health Canada states:
“natural health products containing the ingredient glucomannan in tablet, capsule or powder form, which are currently on the Canadian market, have a potential for harm if taken without at least 8 ounces of water or other fluid. The risk to Canadians includes choking and/or blockage of the throat, esophagus or intestine, according to international adverse reaction case reports. It is also important to note that these products should NOT be taken immediately before going to bed.”
Whether or not Lipozene really works for weight loss remains to be seen. Scientific claims are disputed and the company has even been fined by the Federal Trade Commission for unsubstantiated claims about two other products named Propolene and FiberThin.
Taking these aspect all in account I would opt for another diet pill. One with more clarity about its action, effectiveness, and research. A recently in popularity gaining product is African Mango Extract. It has some promising clinical data behind it.